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Application by Organization

Regulatory applications are required for member banks and bank holding companies to engage in expansionary activity. Individuals may be required to file an application to acquire a controlling interest in a banking organization. See below for more on the types of activities that require an application.

Member Bank Applications

Member banks must file an application with the Federal Reserve when they wish to engage in activities such as establishing or closing branches, merger activity, investing in premises and in some instances adding new officers and directors. Additional information about particular filing types, including a description, links to the appropriate regulations and forms, publication requirements and approximate processing time frames. Read more...

Bank Holding Companies

Bank holding companies are required to file an application with the Federal Reserve to engage in non-banking activities, acquisitions, redemption of stock and in some instances add new executive officers and directors. Additional information about particular filing types, including a description, links to the appropriate regulations and forms, publication requirements and approximate processing time frames. Read more...

Savings and Loan Holding Companies and SHLC Mutual Holding Companies

Savings and loan holding companies and SLHC mutual holding companies are required to file an application with the Federal Reserve acquire a new organization, engage in de novo financial activities, upstream dividends from a subsidiary savings association, and in some instances add new executive officers and directors. Furthermore, mutual holding companies wishing to convert to a stock structure are required to file an application. Additional information about particular filing types, including a description, links to the appropriate regulations and forms, publication requirements and approximate processing time frames.

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Change in Bank Control Act

Any person or group acting in concert, as defined by the appropriate regulation is required to file prior notice under the Change in Bank Control Act. This type of filing is required for all entities supervised by the Federal Reserve. Please visit the appropriate site, listed above, to find the requirements to file an application under the Change in Bank Control Act based on which type of organization you are seeking an controlling interest in.



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